Destination Croatia: Study in Dubrovnik

Sep 24 - Oct 3, 2014

Destination Croatia: Study in Dubrovnik September 24-October 1, 2014 Optional Extension to Zagreb, Croatia: October 1-3, 2014

Join us on this voyage of discovery to Croatia—Europe’s best kept secret! Located at the crossroads of Central Europe and the Mediterranean, Croatia is a recently formed independent nation created from the former Yugoslavia. Croatia’s history, which pre-dates Roman times, is home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and distinctive old towns filled with medieval, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque structures. You’ll enjoy stunning landscapes, friendly people and the unique combination of Mediterranean and Central European influences found in the country’s cuisine, architecture, history, and traditional arts.

Dubrovnik, a late-medieval walled city known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” will be our home base for five of the eight days. You’ll have ample time to explore this Old World gem on the shores of the Adriatic Sea and visit nearby villages and islands for a glimpse into the history and rare natural beauty of this incredible destination.

Comfortable temperatures (60s and 70s) and fewer tourists make September a perfect time to discover the charms of Croatia.

Itinerary highlights include:

Dubrovnik – We’ll spend 5 nights in Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to many medieval treasures. Continuing education sessions will be held during the morning, leaving afternoons free to explore the ancient city and surrounding area.

Excursions will include guided tours of the:

Old Town quarter of Dubrovnik, with its beautiful monuments, churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. The walking tour includes the medieval Old City and the well-preserved city walls, which provided defense to this important Mediterranean port starting in the 13th century. fertile valley of the Konavle region southeast of Dubrovnik. We’ll travel through many quaint villages as we tour this beautiful area containing olive groves, wineries and surrounded by the mountains of Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Konavle cliffs along the sea. Pelješac peninsula where we’ll visit the Trsteno Arboretum, situated on rolling terraces along the Adriatic. Here, we’ll explore gardens from the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic eras and then move on to walk the medieval city walls of Ston, built to protect the valuable salt pans. Elaphites, a small archipelago consisting of several islands stretching northwest of Dubrovnik, in the Adriatic Sea. You’ll get a chance to admire the spectacular coastal views as we sail on a Dalmatian vessel, formerly used for transporting wine or olive oil. We’ll dock at the beautiful Island of Lopud, enjoy a group lunch and have free time to relax on the white sandy beach, hike the lush hills, or browse the shops for local handicrafts. Split – As we leave Dubrovnik and make our way north along the coast, we’ll stop at Split, where Roman Emperor Diocletian built a magnificent palace in the 3rd century AD. We’ll have a guided tour of Split’s Old Town historical complex, including the Diocletian Palace, for a unique glimpse of hundreds of years of history and the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world.

Trogir – Our last evening will be spent in Trogir, a quaint island town known as the “Stone Beauty” of the Adriatic because of its many churches, towers, palaces, fortresses and Romanesque Cathedrals.

Optional Extension to Zagreb, Croatia October 1-3, 2014 You’ll have the option of flying home from Split or staying on for the 2-night extension to Zagreb that includes a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Plitvice Lakes National Park – This UNESCO World Heritage Site is considered to be one of the most beautiful natural sights in Europe. Waterfalls flow into lakes renowned for their variety of colors, set amid lush forests filled with wildlife. We’ll tour by bus and will be able to hike a portion of this natural wonder.

Zagreb – Located at the foot of the Medvednica mountain range, Zagreb is Croatia’s capital and its economic, educational, cultural, arts and entertainment capital as well. The old Baroque center is woven out of old stone streets and buildings, many churches, a magnificent cathedral, plus modern shops, cozy cafes and restaurants. You’ll get to discover the many charms of this Central European town during a half-day guided city tour.

Course Topics:

Medical Management of the Dental Patient Bone Health & Oral Health Complications in Dental Practice Neurology of the Oral Region Restoring Endodontically-treated Teeth Dental Ceramics – Zirconia or Lithium Disilicate? Dental Whitening New Trends in Dental Adhesion & Composite Resins

Benefits/Objectives.  You will benefit from learning how to:

assess medical risk and manage the medically compromised patient. recognize, avoid and treat procedural-related complications in dental practice. manage the oral health of patients with osteoporosis . differentiate dental pain from neuropathic pain. restore endodontically treated teeth with fiber-reinforced resin posts. evaluate methods and materials available for teeth whitening. apply clinical techniques to increase success with composite resins. weigh the pros and cons of simplified dental adhesives and self- adhesive resin cements. select the most appropriate ceramic system for your patient.

 

Save $250 when you register and pay your deposit by November 27, 2013.

Save $150 when you register and pay your deposit by December 27, 2013.

INSTRUCTORS

Jorge Perdigão
DMD, MS, PhD
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Leon A. Assael
DMD, CMM
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